The Rahera Windsor Award for New Zealand Studies

Rahera Windsor - Kuia, 2003/04.
Oil on linen, 1270 x 760mm.
Susan Wilson

The New Zealand Studies Association is now administering this award, named in honour of Rahera Windsor QSM, a founding member of Ngati Ranana, kuia of the Maori community in the UK, and a dear friend of NZSA. Rahera passed away in 2004. The award was begun in 2005 and is given on an irregular basis and only when it is believed that an individual or institution has exceeded duty in helping develop and advance New Zealand Studies. The recipients to date are:

June 2007: The New Zealand High Commission, London


June 2006: Sir Graeme Davies, Vice-Chancellor of the University of London

April 2005: Suzanne Blumhardt, Deputy High Commissioner for New Zealand to the United Kingdom

April 2005: Dr Ian Conrich, Chair of NZSA


Each is given an award of a framed stained glass panel, designed by the artist Kathy Shaw. Copies of these awards will appear on this page at a later date.